Dr. Asllani is a Fulbright scholar who received her Master’s in Near-field Microscopy and her Ph.D. in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy from the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Theoretical Nuclear Physics from University of Tirana.
Following her graduate work, Dr. Asllani joined Columbia University’s then newly established MRI center where she spearheaded the arterial spin labeling (ASL) fMRI program and became a faculty member of the Department of Radiology.
Currently, Dr. Asllani is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Lead for the Healthcare Application Domain of the Ph.D. Engineering program at RIT. In addition to teaching, she heads the Integrated Neuro-Imaging (INI) Laboratory, which focuses on the development and implementation of multi-modal fMRI methods for applications in neuroscience and clinical research. She also holds research appointments with University of Rochester and Yale University and has research collaborations with imaging centers at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins, and Leiden University Medical Center. For more information about Dr. Asllani’s research, teaching, and outreach activities visit INI’s website: (under development).
Dr. Asllani is a member of the editorial boards of World Journal for Translational Medicine and Healthy Aging Research. As a former Peace Corps Associate Director for Education and a faculty advisor for Engineering World Health (EWH) at RIT, Dr. Asllani’s interests include educating and empowering biomedical engineers to improve healthcare delivery in the developing world.